OBJECTIVE: High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. The study’s overarching goal is to evaluate the impact of HIIT on arterial stiffness in obese hypertensive women.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty obese hypertensive women aged between 40-50 years were randomized to group A (Intervention group, n = 30) or group B (Control group, n = 30). Intervention group received HIIT (4 minutes of cycling at 85-90% of peak HR interspersed with 3-minute active recovery time at 60 – 70% of peak HR, three times per week). Arteriovenous stiffness indicators, the augmentation index corrected for heart rate 75 (AIx@75HR), and oscillometric pulse wave velocity (o-PWV), as well as cardio-metabolic parameters, were assessed before and after 12 weeks of treatment.
RESULTS: Finding between-group analysis showed a significant difference in AIx@75HR (95% CI: -8.45 to 0.30) , o-PWV ( 95% CI: -1.14 to 0.15), total cholesterol, (95% CI: -31.25 to -1.12), HDL-cholesterol (95% CI: 8.92 to 0.94), LDL-cholesterol (95% CI: -25.35 to -0.06) , and triglycerides (95% CI: -53.58 to -2.51).
CONCLUSIONS: High-intensity interval training for 12 weeks has a favorable effect on arterial stiffness in obese hypertensive women and lowers associated cardio-metabolic risk factors.Free PDF Download
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M.M. Taha, Y.M. Aneis, M.E. Hasanin, E.E. Felaya, M.I. Aldhahi, H.A.A. Abdeen
Effect of high intensity interval training on arterial stiffness in obese hypertensive women: a randomized controlled trial
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 27 - N. 9